Cars & Kopi – Autumn 2016

It’s pretty much Mid Autumn festival time for all of us in Singapore, but while everyone else was busy wolfing down the latest snow-skinned mooncake creation or playing with their lanterns, our good friends over at Nostalgic Garage opened their doors to host the September edition of Cars & Kopi!

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Sadly, the heavens opened up and poured on our lovingly washed cars. But the turnout was still pretty good we think!

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It was also funnily enough, the first time a Cars & Kopi meet actually had some coffee ready for everyone in attendance! (Thanks to Nostalgic Garage!)

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As you can see from the opening picture, we’ve brought our 1 Series down instead of the regular Garage36 jalopy. Mostly because the E34 broke down, but also seemed fitting since our 1 Series is now almost at the 10-year old mark when (due to silly local automotive laws) it will be deregistered.

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It has brought us along on many happy journeys but sadly, this is perhaps the first and last Cars & Kopi our “Silver Lining” will be attending.

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Sometimes also referred to as the 911!

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Hopefully we can salvage the wheels onto another car.

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I hope it’s not wrong to like the Mito.

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But sat next to an original Mark I Golf GTi, there really is no contest. We’ve previously featured this Golf GTi in an earlier writeup and we’re happy to report, it has recently been sold..

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Icons side by side. Prices for AE86s have shot up so much that owning one has now become a distant dream.

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Can’t mistake that side profile and color scheme for anything else.

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And then there were two! When was the last time you saw a pair of Hachirokus sitting side by side in Singapore?

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Our cover image for this meet also happened to be an AE86, albeit in Levin form. Oh what a feeling!

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My favourite car this time was this Mercedes though.

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Check out those lovely wheels, those lovely brakes. The V6 Kompressor badge. This has to be a…

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C32 AMG! We actually noticed this car on the automotive classifieds not too long ago. It didn’t stay on sale very long though. Love it.

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Another interesting car that we don’t see very often, an Altezza RS200. The last time i drove one of these, it was on the Playstation. Made a great dori dori machine.

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A pair of Germans with probably 40 years between them.

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Limited edition.

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Since we’re on BMWs. Here’s another M3.

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M3 or GTR?

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A rather interesting looking E36 sitting quietly.

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E39 5’er in a very unique shade of grey.

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And here’s something you don’t see everyday, an X3 sitting on TE37s. JDM yo!

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Ze German autos were very well represented this time.

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But as always, there were still many fantastic JDMs in attendance.

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I used to lust after these GC WRXs when i was a student. Back then, these were kings of the roads. I was given the chance to drive one by my ex-boss. Had it nicely lined up at the lights, gave the burbling engine a couple of revs and popped the clutch as the lights turned green!

Stalled it……

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A wild Doge appeared too!

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As the meet came to a close and people started leaving, we all stood around chatting when this came rolling in. The one and only remaining Toyota Soarer on our sunny island.

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Then it went pssssh pssssh and down went the ride height.

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Air-ride baby…

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Once again, big thanks to the folks over at Nostalgic Garage for hosting the meet!


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